Cast & Creative
Jordan Fisher - Evan Hansen
Jordan’s abilities as an actor, singer/songwriter, dancer, choreographer and musician span from TV to music, Broadway and film. Jordan can be seen in the Netflix dance comedy Work It, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel and most recently, The CW’s “The Flash.” His additional accomplishments include being the first African American to portray ‘Mark’ in Fox’s Emmy nominated “Rent Live” and being named a breakout star by MTV and People Magazine for Fox’s Emmy-winning broadcast “Grease Live!” Fisher also won ABC’s 25th season of “Dancing With the Stars” and collaborated with Lin-Manuel Miranda, performing a duet with him for Disney’s Moana soundtrack, as well as joining the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical, Hamilton.
Gabrielle Carrubba - Zoe Murphy
Gabrielle is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut! Regional: American Repertory Theater (Burn All Night), North Shore Music Theatre, and The Goodspeed Opera House’s Festival of New Musicals (Sweetwater). Education: The Boston Conservatory. Many thanks to the DEH team, Tara Rubin Casting, CGF, Mom, Dad, and Olivia for their love and support.
Jessica Phillips - Heidi Hansen
Jessica returns to Broadway after originating this role in the critically acclaimed Dear Evan Hansen first national tour. Other Broadway credits include Leap of Faith, starring as Marla opposite Raul Esparza; Marion in Priscilla Queen of the Desert; OBC of Next to Normal; Jesus Christ Superstar (25th anniversary revival); and The Scarlet Pimpernel (1, 2 & 3). On television, Jessica recurs as guest star A.D.A. Pippa Cox on “Law & Order: SVU.” Other on-screen credits include “Royal Pains,” “Bronx Warrants,” “Elementary,” “The Ordained,” “Unforgettable” and the films La Vida Inesperada and Absent Mind. For my boys.
Christiane Noll - Cynthia Murphy
Broadway/tour: Ragtime (Tony & Drama Desk nominations, Helen Hayes A ward), Elf, Chaplin (Drama Desk nomination), Urinetown (Ovation Award), The Mambo Kings, Ain’t Nothin But the Blues, Jekyll & Hyde, Grease, Miss Saigon, City of Angels. Film & TV: “Madam Secretary,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Good Fight,” “The Sound of Music Live!,” The King and I (Singing Anna). Other: Next to Normal (CCC Award), October Sky, Follies (STL Critics Award), Encores! 1776, Closer Than Ever (Off Broadway Alliance Award). Symphony guest soloist with over 100 orchestras world-wide. Five solo CDs. christianenoll.com.
David Jeffery - Connor Murphy
David is thrilled to remain in the DEH family! Born and raised in southern Alberta; select regional credits: Rent (Roger), Spring Awakening (Melchior), Next to Normal (Gabe) and Newsies (Jack). Special thanks to the entire creative team! Much love to Mom, Dad, Janine, Faith, and every dog, ever.
Ivan Hernandez - Larry Murphy
Broadway: Billy Flynn in Chicago. Off Broadway and regional: The Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods (Delacorte), Sal in The Capeman (Delacorte), Mitch in Yank! (York), Fred in Romantic Poetry (MTC), Joey in The Most Happy Fella (NY City Opera), Dr. Zhivago in Zhivago (La Jolla), Martin in Señor Discretion Himself (Arena Stage). TV: “Claws,” “Scandal,” “Devious Maids,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Crazy Ex- Girlfriend,” “Criminal Minds,” “NCIS,” “The Following,” “The Good Wife,” “Angie Tribeca.” Big thanks and love to my wife, Tine, and our girls Emma and Hannah!
Jared Goldsmith - Jared Kleinman
Jared is over the MOON to be making his Broadway debut in Dear Evan Hansen after originating the role of Jared Kleinman on the first national tour. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jared attended Elon University where he earned his BFA in Music Theatre. But don’t be fooled, Jared isn’t just an actor. Currently he’s co-writing and developing an original musical, Mazkapan. Endless thanks to Mom, Dad, Kara, Adam, Abrams, every teacher and bagels.
Phoebe Koyabe - Alana Beck
Broadway debut! Previous credits: Dear Evan Hansen first national tour (Alana Beck). Big thanks to Jamie, Victoria, Tara Rubin and Stacey. Hugs to David, Anne-Lise, Julien and Stephane. Shout out to mom and dad, I love you so much.
Zachary Noah Piser - Alternate Evan Hansen; U/S Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman
Words fail! Broadway: Wicked (Boq). Off-Broadway: Barrow Street Theatre’s West End transfer of Sweeney Todd (Tobias), Mad Libs Live. Most recently, Zach was the original Evan Hansen alternate in Dear Evan Hansen’s premiere international production in Canada. Favorite regional: The Heart of Rock & Roll (world premiere, The Old Globe), Godspell (Marriott Theatre). He is a Bay Area native and proud Northwestern grad. Big thanks to team DEH, Tara Rubin Casting, The Mine, Dave, Adam and Mom & Dad, of course.
Reese Sebastian Diaz - U/S Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman, Connor Murphy
Reese is overjoyed to join the DEH family! Broadway: Mary Poppins. National Tours: Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast. Gratitude to DEH/Tara Rubin teams. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Nana, Frank, Roni, Warren, family, friends, teachers.
Linedy Genao - u/s Zoe Murphy, Alana Beck
is thrilled to be joining the Dear Evan Hansen family! Broadway: On Your Feet! (Original Broadway cast) Regional: Passing Through (Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre), West Side Story (Lyric Opera of Chicago and Barrington Stage), Havana Music Hall (Miami’s Actors’ Playhouse), A Taste of Things to Come (Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse), In The Heights (Olney Theatre Center). Education: BA in Business Administration from UCONN. Heartfelt thank you to my friends, Tara Rubin casting, my rep team and House J. Y con amor a mi familia, para siempre.
Nathan Levy - u/s Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman, Connor Murphy
He/him. Thrilled to be making his Broadway debut! Regional: Pittsburgh CLO (Peter Pan). Current junior at Pace University. All the love and gratitude to the DEH team, CGF, Tara Rubin Casting, Mom, Dad, Jacob, Adam, Noah and friends back home in Orange County, California.
Mateo Lizcano - U/S Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman, Connor Murphy
Broadway Debut! Select Credits: Trevor (2020 Cast & Workshop, Jason), The Bitter Sweets (Workshop, Martin), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Patrick). Jimmy Awards Finalist, Roger Rees Award Best Actor. TV: “The Deuce”, “Blue Bloods”. Thanks – family, friends, DEH Team, Tara Rubin Casting, Jason Bercy, Ellen Gilbert, Rachel Altman, Dan Thaler, Jaime Cacciola-Price.
Dan Macke - U/S Jared Kleinman, Connor Murphy
Dan is ecstatic to be making his official Broadway debut with the stellar DEH family! Prior to this, Dan shared the stage with Kristin Chenoweth in her limited engagement, My Love Letter to Broadway. Regional credits: A Christmas Carol (Ghostly Apparition) – Hartford Stage; Hello Dolly! (Barnaby Tucker) – Mac-Haydn Theatre; Peter and the Starcatcher (Prentiss) – Weathervane Theatre. Readings at Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals: ZM (Barnabas Young), Five Points (John Diamond). Soon-to-be graduate of the Hartt School, BFA Music Theatre. Endless love and thanks to his AMAZING faculty (Courtney – the callback), friends, and family. Mom and Dad, I simply wouldn’t be here without you – I LOVE YOU!
Jane Pfitsch - U/S Cynthia Murphy, Heidi Hansen
Jane is honored to join the Broadway company of Dear Evan Hansen after spending a wonderful year on the first national tour. Broadway: Angels in America (2018), Cabaret (2014), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Roundabout), Company (2007). She has worked extensively Off-Broadway and regionally. Awards: Helen Hayes nomination, Best Supporting Actress; IRNE nominations, Best and Best Supporting Actress. Brown/Trinity MFA Program
Talia Simone Robinson - U/S Alana Beck, Zoe Murphy
is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut! National tour: Les Misérables (u/s Éponine, Fantine). Regional: Beauty and the Beast (North Carolina Theatre, Babette), Grace for President (Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Grace). Education: Emerson College. Many thanks to the DEH team, Tara Rubin Casting and HCKR! Love to all her friends, teachers and family that supported her along the way. Special thanks for her Mom, for giving her everything.
Asa Somers - Standby Larry Murphy
Broadway: Next to Normal, Grey Gardens, Taboo, Dance of the Vampires, The Rocky Horror Show. Off-Broadway/regional: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal, The Burnt Part Boys, Once Around the Sun, Fly By Night (Dallas), Tallgrass Gothic (Louisville). TV: “Mr. Robot,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Unforgettable,” “White Collar,” “Person of Interest,” “Elementary,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Good Wife,” “Gossip Girl,” “Royal Pains,” “Ugly Betty,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Sopranos.” Yale graduate. www.asasomers.com
Josh Strobl - U/S Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman, Connor Murphy
Thrilled to be making his Broadway Debut! Attended the University of Michigan. Winner of the 2016 Jimmy Awards. Many thanks to Tara Rubin Casting, Sherry Kayne, the entire DEH family, and every teacher who helped on this journey. “Special shoutout to my family for always believing in me!” www.strobljosh.com
Nicole Van Giesen - U/S Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
Broadway: Fun Home, Cabaret (‘99 Revival at Studio 54), The Wild Party (LaChiusa/Wolfe). Off-Broadway: The Last Five Years. National Tours: Cabaret, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Regional: Cathy in The Last Five Years at PTC (Barrymore). TV: “Law and Order.” Big love to my kiddos.
Stephen Christopher Anthony - Evan Hansen
Stephen is honored to be sharing Evan with audiences across the country. Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen (Evan u/s), Book of Mormon (Ensemble, McKinley u/s). National Tour: Catch Me If You Can (Frank Abagnale Jr). NYC/Regional favorites: I Am Harvey Milk (Lincoln Center, ft. Andrew Lippa and Kristin Chenoweth), York Theatre Honors Alan Menken (ft. Bernadette Peters), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Hairspray, Carousel. Florida State University BM Music Theatre. Love to the DEH team, BRS/Gage, Tara Rubin, Xavier Rubiano, Mom, Dad, Ryan, Cameron. www.stephenchristopheranthony.com
Stephanie La Rochelle - Zoe Murphy
Stephanie is absolutely thrilled to be joining the National Tour after making her Mirvish debut with the Toronto company. Previous theatre credits include: The Sound of Music (Theatre Aquarius); A Different Kind of Job (Theatre Aquarius Workshop). Selected TV/Film credits include “Heartland” (CBC); “Backstage” (Disney Channel); 1st Runner Up – “Over the Rainbow” (CBC); “In The Dark” (CW); “Copper” (BBC); The Preacher’s Sin; Zombie@17 (Lifetime); Played (BlackPills); Satisfaction (CTV). Stephanie is a Canadian Country Music Association Award nominated singer-songwriter. Huge thanks to the team at Dear Evan Hansen, The Talent House, and Stephanie Gorin for this incredible experience, and her wonderful parents for their outstanding support. You will be found. Let’s erase the stigma. www.stephlarochelle.com
Jessica E. Sherman - Heidi Hansen
US debut. Born in Toronto, Jessica studied singing at UWO before moving to England to study acting at RCSSD. UK-based credits include Rock ‘n’ Roll (Duke of York’s), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Japan), Batman Live (World Arena Tour), Lend Me A Tenor (Vienna’s English Theatre), John and Jen (Guildford Fringe Theatre), and The Sound of Music (UK Tour). Toronto credits include the original Canadian cast of Dear Evan Hansen (Royal Alexandra), where she won the Toronto Theatre Critic’s Association Award for the role of Heidi Hansen; Heart of Winter (Storefront); Rumspringa Break (Next Stage); The Last Party and The Preposterous Predicament of Polly Peel (Toronto Fringe). Film credits include Le Dindon (Cinéfrance). Huge thanks to her family (chosen and born), 3G+, NCA and JBR, and M.R. for the beginning.
Claire Rankin - Cynthia Murphy
Originally from Prince Edward Island, Canada, Claire started her career as a dancer with The Charlottetown Festival performing a Canadian National Tour of Anne of Green Gables. She then spent four seasons with the Stratford Shakespearean Festival in such roles as Miranda (The Tempest), Katherine (Loves Labour’s Lost), Luce (The Knight of the Burning Pestle), and Louise (Carousel). After a stint as Cosette (Les Miserables) and Juliet (Romeo & Juliet), Claire turned her talents to film and television. During 15 years of living in Los Angeles, she’s worked with the likes of Aaron Sorkin, Tony Shalhoub, Kevin Costner, Jessica Chastain, Denzel Washington, Famke Jansen and Dick van Dyke (whom she had the pleasure of singing with between takes!) She has over 50 recurring/guest star roles on such series as “Rogue,” “Taken,” “The Mentalist,” “Quantico,” “House,” “Monk,” “Charmed,” and “Suits.” Favorite film roles include Molly’s Game, The Swap, One of Our Own, In Quiet Night and Root of the Problem (being released in 2020). After studying wine at the Professional Culinary Institute in California, Claire is also a Certified Sommelier with the Court of the Master Sommelier and a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators.
Nikhil Saboo - Connor Murphy
Nikhil is elated to join the touring company of Dear Evan Hansen — aligning in his purpose of creating space, opening other’s perspectives, and lifting up all aspiring South Asian artists across the country. Prior, Nikhil was on tour with the Angelica Company of Hamilton and in the original Broadway cast of Mean Girls: The Musical. Enormous gratitude for Stewart Talent, the DEH team, and my tribe. All my love to Mom, Dad, and Nisha. For Dada and Ama. www.itsnikhilsaboo.com
John Hemphill - Larry Murphy
Broadway: School of Rock, Mamma Mia!. National Tour: Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time. Mamma Mia!. Off Broadway: Admissions (Lincoln Center) Film: David Fincher’s Zodiac. TV: “Billions,” “House of Cards”, “Mr. Robot,” “The Blacklist,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Castle,” “Show Me a Hero.” Special thanks to the Dear Evan Hansen Family, Tara Rubin, and especially to my parents and my beautiful wife Jenn.
Alessandro Costantini - Jared Kleinman
Born and raised in Sudbury, ON, Canada, Alessandro joins the National Tour after playing the role of Jared Kleinman in the Canadian Company of Dear Evan Hansen, for which we was nominated for a 2019 Dora Award for Best Featured Performance in Musical. Alessandro is the co-founder and Artistic Director of YES Theatre in Sudbury, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary. Select Credits include: Hair, Rent, Spring Awakening, JCS, Hairspray, Merrily We Roll Along (YES Theatre), Prom Queen – World Premiere (SEGAL Centre, META nomination Outstanding Lead Performance), Pasek and Paul’s James and the Giant Peach (YPT, Canadian Premiere). Select Directing Credits include: YES Theatre – Jeanine Tesori’s Violet (Canadian Premiere), Billy Elliot, Fiddler on the Roof, Fun Home (Musical Stage Company-Assistant Director). We don’t all have the privilege to do this as professionals. Please support your local arts community and youth! My Love and Thanks to my family, YES, dear friends, Talent House, The DEH family… and legit anyone I’ve ever met. I’d like to dedicate my work in this production to the tremendous Canadian Company of DEH.
Ciara Alyse Harris - Alana Beck
Ciara is OVERJOYED to become your closest acquaintance! A Miami Florida native, and recent graduate of the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM), her credits include Lorraine, (All Shook Up, The Muny), Mary (JCS, CCM,) and Eve (Children of Eden, CCM). She thanks her family for always believing in her, HCKR, and the good Lord for always working in mysterious ways!
Sam Primack - Evan Hansen Alternate
Phoenix, AZ native. Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen. National Tour: The Addams Family. Professional: Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Broadway Theatre. 2017 Jimmy Award finalist. Thanks to Tara Rubin, Xavier Rubiano and the DEH team. Grateful for amazing friends, family and teachers.
Alaina Anderson - U/S Alana Beck, Zoe Murphy
Alaina is elated to be making her professional debut in DEAR EVAN HANSEN! Before she heads out on tour, she’ll be graduating from Yale University with a degree in Cognitive Science. So much love and gratitude to all the wonderful family, friends, and mentors who have supported her along the way, as well as Tara Rubin, Xavier Rubiano, Stacey Mindich, and the whole DEH team.
Haile Ferrier - U/S Zoe Murphy, Alana Beck
Matthew Edward Kemp - U/S Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman, Connor Murphy
Matthew is thrilled to be making his Equity and National Tour Debut! Matthew is a graduate of The University of Michigan, BFA Musical Theatre. Endless thanks to the whole DEH family. Love to my family and friends who constantly support me!
Mark Quackenbush - u/s Evan Hansen, Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman
Mark is thrilled to be making his Equity and National Tour debut and to be a part of the DEH Family! Endless thanks to my friends and family, my TYA, Carver, and Rider families for always supporting me. Go Broncs!
Coleen Sexton - U/S Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
DEH is a true dream come true for Coleen! She made her debut into the Broadway world at 19 where she played Lucy in Broadway’s Jekyll and Hyde, which was filmed opposite David Hasselhoff. Most recently she had the honor of portraying Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow at Music Theater of Connecticut. Her last NY appearance was Off Broadway in Forever Dusty playing Dusty Springfield numerous times. National touring credits include Elphaba in Wicked, Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde, and various roles in Chicago as well! Other favorite roles include Donna in Mamma Mia, Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Mona in Dames at Sea, Narrator in Joseph… and Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar. TV credits include.. “Law and Order,” “Third Watch,” “As the World Turns,” and “Guiding Light.” Huge shout out to GBM!!! Love you Gregg Baker!!
Daniel Robert Sullivan - U/S Larry Murphy
Daniel has appeared more than 1000 times as Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys, performing with the Las Vegas, Toronto, & touring companies. He also appeared in the national tour of Motown the Musical. He’s the author of a theatrical memoir, Becoming a Jersey Boy, and an award-winning play, Prospect High: Brooklyn.
Kelsey Venter - U/S Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
Thrilled to be making her National Tour debut with Dear Evan Hansen. Regional credits include: Guthrie Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Old Globe Theater. BA in Theater from SDSU, MFA American Conservatory Theater. All my love and gratitude to Mom & Dad, Beca & Tim, Gramps and the fam, and every one of my incredible friends and mentors for believing in me. www.kelseyventer.com
SAM TUTTY - Evan Hansen
Sam is making his West End debut as the title role in DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Newly graduated from Italia Conti Academy, Sam has just finished his run in Once on This Island at the Southwark Playhouse as Daniel. Sam is thrilled to be a part of this production and cannot thank his family and friends enough for their infinite support and love.
LUCY ANDERSON - Zoe Murphy
Lucy graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2019.
Workshops: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella (RUG/The Other Palace).
Television: Lara Godstone in “Doctors” (BBC).
DEAR EVAN HANSEN marks Lucy’s West End debut.
REBECCA McKINNIS - Heidi Hansen
Training: Mountview Academy.
Stage Credits: Margaret in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre); Christina in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse Theatre); Tina Ruston in A Small Family Business (National Theatre Olivier); u/s and Lauren in Viva Forever (Piccadilly Theatre); Les Misérables (25th Anniversary Tour); Teacher and u/s Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); u/s Jeanie in Fat Pig (Trafalgar Studios); Susannah Townley in Three Hours After Marriage (Union Theatre); Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew (Changeling Theatre Company); Lucy Lockett in Beggar’s Opera (Changeling Theatre Company); u/s and Donna/Tanya in Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales); Virus/cover Kim and Big Sue in Taboo (UK Tour); Starting Here Starting Now (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); Kitty in Charley’s Aunt (CMC).
Television Credits: “Sound of Music Live” (ITV); “Comedy Cuts” (ITV2).
Film credits: Beauty and the Beast (Disney).
LAUREN WARD - Cynthia Murphy
Theatre includes: Caroline Or Change (Chichester Theatre, Playhouse Theatre), Matilda (Cambridge Theatre & Courtyard Theatre, RSC), BatBoy The Musical (Southwark Playhouse), The Sound of Music (London Palladium), The Philadelphia Story (Old Vic), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Camelot (Open Air, Regent’s Park), The Winter’s Tale and Pericles (RSC), The Vagina Monologues (Arts), Dubarry Was a Lady (part of the Lost Musicals season at Her Majesty’s) Johnny Johnson (Lost Musicals-Sadlers Wells) and the UK premiere of Elegies (Arts). US-Broadway: Matilda-Tony Nomination (Shubert), Follies (Belasco), 1776 (Gershwin), The Heiress and Carousel (Lincoln Center). Off-Broadway: The New Moon for City Center Encores!, Carousel in Concert with Hugh Jackman (Carnegie Hall), Time and Again (Manhattan Theatre Club), Saturday Night (Second Stage), Wise Guys (New York Theater Workshop), Jack’s Holiday and the title role in Violet at Playwrights Horizon, for which she received a Drama Desk nomination and a Drama League Award. US regional: Compleat Female Stage Beauty (Philadelphia), Rough Crossing (Hartford Stage Company), The Glass Menagerie and As You Like It (Great Lakes Theater), Romeo and Juliet (Colonial Theater), She Stoops to Conquer (Walnut Street), The Royal Family and Tartuffe (Utah Shakespeare).
Film and Television include: “Kiss Me First,” “Doctors,” The Last Days of the Lehman Brothers, “A Touch of Frost” and “Torchwood,” “Law and Order: SVU,” Joe Gould’s Secret and Story of Bad Boy in the USA and a regular role in the satirical comedy “Broken News.”
Radio includes: Little House on the Prairie.
Recordings include: Matilda (UK and US recordings), Violet (Original cast recording), The New Moon, Saturday Night, 1776 and Carousel.
Training: The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
DOUG COLLING - Connor Murphy
Doug trained at RADA.
Theatre credits include: Journey’s End, Broadway Bound, Assassins, Love and Information, The Tempest, The Country Wife, Women of Troy, Much Ado About Nothing (RADA), Blood Brothers (Theatre Royal Nelson NZ), Metamorphoses (Suter Theatre NZ).
Film credits include: All Is True, Kiwi Flyer, Deadpan.
RUPERT YOUNG - Larry Murphy
Theatre includes: Plenty (Chichester Festival Theatre), Twelfth Night (Young Vic), Gaslight (ATG), While the Sun Shines (Theatre Royal Bath), The Philanderer (Orange Tree Theatre), High Society (The Old Vic), Tonight at 8.30, French Without Tears (ETT), Company (Southwark Playhouse), Much Ado About Nothing, Comedy of Errors (Globe Theatre, Neuss), Never So Good, Afterlife (National Theatre), Twelfth Night, Cymbeline, H.M.S. Pinafore (Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park.)
Television includes: The Bisexual, Good Karma Hospital, Will, People Just Do Nothing, The White Queen, Merlin (4 Seasons), Shameless, Doc Martin, Koala Singing, Dirty Filthy Love, Vital Signs, Foyles War, Hotel Babylon and Island at War.
Film includes: The Secret Garden
JACK LOXTON - Jared Kleinman
Jack Loxton starred in the role of Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and Albert Narracott in War Horse, both for the National Theatre and in the West End. He was last on stage in A Room with a View at the Theatre Royal Bath. His television credits include “Vanity Fair” and “The Coroner.” On film he has been seen in The Sense of an Ending.
Iona Fraser - Alana Beck
DEAR EVAN HANSEN is Iona’s West End debut.
She was most recently featured in the ensemble in RENT at the Hope Mill Theatre.
Other credits include: Deloris in Sister Act the Musical at Shanklin Theatre, Brenda Bloomers in Jack and the Beanstalk, Pinocchio in Pinocchio, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Idle Jack in Dick Whittington (Bigfoot Arts) and Sam in the touring TIE production of BOY.
MARCUS HARMAN - Evan Alternate; U/S Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman
Marcus Harman’s theatre credits include Sunday in the Park with George and Parade for the National Youth Music Theatre at The Other Palace. DEAR EVAN HANSEN marks Marcus’ professional stage debut.
TRICIA ADELE-TURNER - U/S Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
Tricia trained at Arts Educational, with a BA Hons in Musical Theatre.
Theatre Credits include: Pamela/Annabella/Margaret in The 39 Steps (The Barn Theatre, Cirencester); Sophie Perkins in Benidorm Live (UK Tour); Alternate Dusty in Dusty (UK Premiere Tour); Peggy in Mrs Henderson Presents (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto); Gemma in Jackie The Musical (Ambassadors); Lady Jane in Carnaby Street The Musical (UK Tour); Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre); Teacher/Alternate Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Laura in All The Fun Of The Fair (Garrick Theatre); Donna Marie/Miss Jones in Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre West End); Inner Voice in They’re Playing Our Song (Menier Chocolate Factory); Ensemble in A Spoonful of Stiles and Drewe (Spekulation Entertainment); Vocalist in Barbara Cook and Friends (Coliseum); Vocalist in Good Thing Going (Cadogan Hall in association with The Royal Philharmonic).
Workshop and Concert Credits include: An Evening of Dirty Dancing (Stage Acts Entertainment); Babs Barlow in Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi (Phil Willmott).
Recordings include: All the Fun of the Fair (David Essex); A Spoonful of Stiles and Drewe (Spekulation Entertainment); Step Inside Love (Jay Entertainment).
HAYDN COX - U/S Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman
Haydn is from Essex and is thrilled to be in the original London cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN which marks his West End debut. He recently toured the USA with GFD’s World of Musicals following a tour of Germany. On his return he released two singles “Prove Me Wrong” and “Just Let Me Know” both featured on “BBC Introducing.”
Recent Theatre and Television credits include Big Time, Theatre Royal Stratford, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, both at the Buxton Opera House and ADR for BBC “Silent Witness”.
Film credits include Toby’s Odyssey, Cinema Cannaregio, and original music for Esperanza and the Amnesiac currently in pre-production. Movie soundtrack credits include La Bugia Bianca and Il Migliore Del Monte.
Haydn trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire on a Leverhulme Arts Scholarship with a BA (Hons) degree in musical theatre and received the Directors’ Award of Excellence.
Haydn would like to give a big thank you to his agents Artlen House Associates, Jill Green Casting, and everyone at DEAR EVAN HANSEN for this amazing opportunity.
Ellis Kirk - U/S Evan Hansen, Connor Murphy
Training: D&B Academy of Performing Arts
Television includes: “Emmerdale” (ITV), “Jericho” (ITV), “Billionaire Boy” (BBC), “Hank Zipzer” (Kindle for CBBC)
Ellis is delighted to be making his West End debut in such an incredible show. He would like to thank Jill Green Casting for the opportunity, and his family, friends and everyone at D&B Management for their support.
Joanna Kirkland - U/S Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
Jo’s theatre credits include: Chief Clerk in Committee (Donmar Warehouse), Daisy in Adding Machine (Finborough Theatre), Shutters (Park Theatre), A Chorus of Disapproval (Harold Pinter), Iola Stover in The Original London Production of Parade (Donmar Warehouse), Jennifer Gabriel in The Witches of Eastwick (No 1 Tour), Hortense in The Baker’s Wife & Pattie in Season’s Greetings (The Union), Dottie in Show Boat (Royal Albert Hall), u/s Laura in The Original Cast of The Woman in White (Palace), Edith in Pirates of Penzance and u/s Wendy in Peter Pan (Savoy Theatre).
On television Jo has been seen as Elaine Gere in Suspicion (ID), Laura Mayer in Doctors (BBC), Mrs Jacobs in St Milligan’s Wharf (Pilot), Nicola Fallon in both Casualty and Holby City (BBC), Alice Beverley in Children of the New Forest (BBC), Zoe Moran in The Bill (ITV), Georgina Jones in Martin Chuzzlewit (BBC) and as a Hill’s Little Angel on The Benny Hill Show!
Her film work includes the title role in Emily’s Dance and Paula in Muscle Memory.
HANNAH LINDSEY - U/S Cynthia Murphy, Heidi Hansen
Hannah trained in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. Theatre credits include Caro (Alternate) in The House On Cold Hill (UK Tour), Nancy Sinatra for The Definitive Ratpack (UK & European Tours), Junior Soprano Lead in Fingask Follies (Fingask Castle), Martha Burelli in Ratpack Live in Las Vegas (UK/USA Tour) Esther in LuvEsther (UK Tour), Alice in Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds), and Thursford Christmas Spectacular. Hannah is thrilled to be making her West End debut as part of the DEAR EVAN HANSEN family.
Samantha Mbolekwa - U/S Alana Beck, Zoe Murphy
Samantha is over the moon to be making her West End Debut! Most recently, Samantha was touring the USA/Canada with RENT as Joanne Jefferson. Sending love and gratitude to the DEH team, Jill Green Casting and my incredible agent, Simon Mayhew. Extra thanks and love to my family in Canada and the USA for the endless support and love on this journey.
MARK PEACHEY - U/S Larry Murphy
Trained: East 15 Acting School.
Theatre: Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre), Moll Flanders (Colchester Mercury Theatre), Legally Blonde (National Tour), Richard III (Leicester Curve), Mamma Mia! (National Tour), A Streetcar Named Desire (Leicester Curve), The Lion King (National Tour), We’re Going On A Bear Hunt (National and International Tour), The Prince Of The Pagodas (Royal Opera House), Sleeping Beauty (Bournemouth Pavilion), Mr Stink (National Tour), The Comedy of Errors (Oddsocks), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (National Tour), Twelfth Night (Bloomsbury Theatre), The Gruffalo (Duchess, Criterion and National tour), Cinderella (Malvern Theatre), The Tempest (Young Shakespeare Company), Stuart Little (National Tour), Jack and The Beanstalk (Wyvern Theatre, Swindon), Plague of Innocence (Leicester Haymarket).
Television: “Hollyoaks” (Channel 4), “Books That Made Britain” (BBC), “Inside Out” (BBC).
Film: Cyberlante, Art is Dead, Capricious, One Minutes
Hannah Qureshi - U/S Zoe Murphy, Alana Beck
Hannah trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.
Theatre credits include: Selma in Broken Wings – Dubai Opera House and Katara Opera House (Doha), Ensemble/cover Selma in Broken Wings – Beiteddine Festival (Lebanon) and The Other Palace (Workshop), Rawheya in Umm Kulthum & the Golden Era – London Palladium
Represented by Michelle Blair Management.
JAMES WINTER - U/S Larry Murphy
Training: Guildford School of Acting (GSA).
Theatre: The Full Monty, Ethan Girard, The Key Theatre; Jersey Boys, Hank Majewski, cover Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe, Prince Edward Theatre; Lucky Stiff, Harry Witherspoon, The Landor Theatre; Les Miserables, Claquesous, cover Bamatabois and the Bishop of Digne, Queens Theatre; Carnaby Street the Musical, Ensemble, cover Jude and Jack, UK Tour; Shrek the Musical, Pied Piper, cover Lord Farquaad and Shrek, Original UK & Ireland Tour; Jersey Boys, cover Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe, UK & Ireland Tour.
Commercial: “Sainsbury’s Father’s Day Campaign,” Online.
Workshops: Moon Landing, Fido, Prince Edward; The Last Maharajah, Ensemble, The Wyndhams Theatre.
James is thrilled to be a part of the original cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN in the West End, and would like to thank his wife Anouska and son Teddy, and his parents and brother for their continued love and support.
Mitchell Zhangazha - U/S Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman
Theatre Credits: Ensemble/cover Goldie Wilson in the original cast of Back To The Future: The Musical, (Manchester Opera House), Emmanuel in Our Lady of Kibeho, (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Stevie Wonder/cover Berry Gordy in Motown The Musical, (Shaftesbury Theatre), Little Moe in Five Guys Named Moe, (Festival Square Theatre), Curly in Peter Pan, (Adelphi Theatre), Young Simba in The Lion King, (The Lyceum), Original cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, (The London Palladium, Jackie Thibodeux in Caroline or Change, (National Theatre), Scipio in Porgy and Bess, (The Savoy), Young Kwasi in The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi, (O.T. Theatre, Rotterdam), Handwalker in Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver!, (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Young Michael Jackson in Thriller Live, (The Lyric Theatre, UK & European Tour), The Three Birds, (Gate Theatre).
Television & Film Credits: Tom Raeburn in “Red Cap” (BBC 1), Quincy in Disney’s “Little Einsteins” (Playhouse Disney), Young Francis Barber in “Samuel Johnson: The Dictionary Man” (BBC 4), Judas in Save The Cinema (Sky Movies). Mark in The Loneliest Boy In The World (2022).
Radio Drama Credits: Season of Migration to the North (BBC). From Africa with Love (BBC).
Recording Credits: Oxford University Press.
Michael Greif - Director
Michael Greif received his fourth Tony nomination and a Helen Hayes Award for his work on Dear Evan Hansen. Other Broadway credits: Rent, Grey Gardens, Next to Normal, Never Gonna Dance, If/Then, War Paint. Recent work includes Make Believe (Second Stage; New York Times Best of 2019), Man in the Ring (Huntington Stage; Norton Award for Best Production), Our Lady of Kibeho and Angels in America (NY’s Signature Theatre); The Low Road and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…. (Public); and The Tempest, A Winter’s Tale and Romeo and Juliet at The Public’s Delacorte Theater. Off-Broadway, he’s received Obie Awards for Machinal, Dogeaters (Public), and Rent (NYTW), and has directed new plays and musicals at Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, MTC, MCC, New York Theatre Workshop and at Second Stage, where he directed Next to Normal and Dear Evan Hansen. Regional work includes premieres and revivals at Williamstown Theatre Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Dallas Theater Center and Trinity Repertory Company. Mr. Greif holds a BS from Northwestern University and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego.
Steven Levenson - Book Writer
Steven is a Tony Award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and television writer and producer. His plays include If I Forget, Core Values, Seven Minutes In Heaven, and The Language of Trees. He wrote the book for the musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, which won six Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Musical, as well as the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. He co-created and executive produced the FX series “Fosse/Verdon,” which was nominated for seventeen Emmy Awards, including Best Limited Series and Best Writing for a Limited Series, as well as for Critics’ Choice Association and Producers Guild Awards, in addition to winning the Writers Guild Award and an AFI Award for Outstanding Series. Other honors include the OBIE Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award. Upcoming film projects include the adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…boom!, directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, for Netflix. He is a graduate of Brown University.
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul - Words and Music
Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul are best known for their work on DEAR EVAN HANSEN, La La Land, and The Greatest Showman. Their accompanying albums for each project have appeared in the top 10 of the Billboard 200, the latter of which certified Platinum in over a dozen countries, including Triple Platinum in the US, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, and Indonesia, Quadruple Platinum in the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Australia, 6x Platinum in Singapore, 7x Platinum in the UK, 9x Platinum in Ireland, and 10x Platinum in Korea. Other credits: Broadway – A Christmas Story, The Musical; Off-Broadway/Regional – Dogfight, James and the Giant Peach, Edges; Film – Aladdin, Trolls; Television – “Smash,” “The Flash,” and “A Christmas Story, Live!” With the release of the novelization of Dear Evan Hansen, Benj and Justin became New York Times Best-Selling Authors. Upcoming film projects include Disney’s live-action Snow White, Sony’s live-action hybrid musical Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, and an original live-action musical with Apple.
Danny Mefford - Choreographer
Danny has choreographed two Best Musical Tony winners: Fun Home and Dear Evan Hansen. His other Broadway credits are The Bridges of Madison County and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. For television, he staged the theatrical sequences for “RISE” on NBC and makes dances for “Dickinson” on Apple+. Other favorite credits include Good Person of Szechwan starring Taylor Mac, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing in Central Park, an international tour of The Sound of Music and the off-Broadway musical Miss You Like Hell. He has been nominated for Drama Desk, Lortel and Astaire Awards. MFA from Brown University, BS from the University of Evansville.
Alex Lacamoire - Music Supervisor & Orchestrations
Alex Lacamoire is four-time Grammy, three-time Tony, and Emmy winner for his work on Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, In The Heights, and FX’s mini-series “Fosse/Verdon.” His credits as music director, arranger, and/or orchestrator include: Message in a Bottle (London), The Wrong Man (Off-Broadway), Annie (2011 Broadway Revival), Bring It On, The People in the Picture, 9 to 5 (Drama Desk and Grammy noms), Legally Blonde, High Fidelity, Wicked, Bat Boy, and Godspell (2001 National Tour). Love to Mom, Dad, Little Sis, and to his wife, Ileana.
David Korins - Scenic Designer
Broadway: Mrs. Doubtfire, Beetlejuice (Tony nom.), Hamilton (Tony nom.), Dear Evan Hansen, War Paint (Tony nom.), Bandstand, Misery, Motown the Musical, Vanya and Sonia…, Annie, Bring It On, Godspell, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Passing Strange, and Bridge & Tunnel. TV: “91st Academy Awards” (Emmy nom.), “Grease: Live!” (Emmy winner). Concert: Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Sia, Mariah Carey, Andrea Bocelli. Dad: Stella & Vivian.
Peter Nigrini - Projection Designer
Peter Nigrini has been a pioneer in the integration of digital media and live theatre for the past fifteen years. On Broadway, his designs include Ain’t Too Proud, Beetlejuice (Tony nominations for both), The Spongebob Musical, Amelié, The Best Man, An Act of God, and Fela!. Off-Broadway, he designed David Byrne’s Here Lies Love, Grounded (directed by Julie Taymor) and a series of adaptations with Robert Woodruff including Dostoyevsky’s Notes From Underground, Bergman’s Autumn Sonata and Fassbinder’s In a Year of Thirteen Moons. Outside of conventional theater, he designed Real Enemies, a multi-media piece conceived with Darcy James Argue and Isaac Butler for the 18 piece jazz ensemble The Secret Society, the Grace Jones’ Hurricane Tour, and Blind Date, an evening long dance piece for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. He was part of a decade-long collaboration with Nature Theater of Oklahoma for which he designed every aspect of their productions including No Dice, Romeo And Juliet, and the multi-part work Life & Times.
Emily Rebholz - Costume Designer
Broadway: Oh, Hello; If/Then; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Recent Off-Broadway: Indecent (Vineyard Theatre), Dear Evan Hansen, The Way We Get By (Second Stage), The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout Theatre), The Tempest, Into The Woods (Shakespeare in the Park), Pretty Filthy (The Civilians), Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature), and Yardbird (Apollo Theater). Recent Regional Theater and Opera: Don Giovanni (Santa Fe Opera), La Boheme (Opera Theater of Saint Louis), Another Word For Beauty (The Goodman Theater), and Othello (Shakespeare DC). In New York her additional designs have been seen at Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Lincoln Center, MCC, The Atlantic Theater Company, Rattlestick, The Women’s Project, and many more. MFA: Yale University. emilyrebholz.com
Japhy Weideman - Lighting Designer
Broadway: Lobby Hero, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Significant Other, Bright Star, Dear Evan Hansen (Tony Nom), The Visit (Tony Nom), Airline Highway (Tony Nom), The Nance (Tony Nom), Of Mice and Men (Tony Nom), Sylvia, Old Times, The Heidi Chronicles, Macbeth, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Snow Geese. Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theatre, NYTW, The Public (NYSF), Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, MTC, MCC, LAByrinth, The Vineyard, others. West End: Dear Evan Hansen (Noel Coward), A Nice Fish (Harold Pinter Theatre), Blackbird (Albery Theatre).
Nevin Steinberg - Sound Designer
Broadway: Hadestown (Tony Award), Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Freestyle Love Supreme, The Cher Show, Bandstand, Bright Star, It Shoulda Been You, Mothers and Sons, Rodgers+ Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Tony nomination), The Performers, Magic/Bird. Over thirty Broadway productions with Acme Sound Partners and five additional Tony nominations: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Fences, Hair, In The Heights.
David Brian Brown - Hair Design
Broadway-Highlights: Mrs Doubtfire, Moulin Rouge, Frozen, War Paint (Drama Desk Award), She Loves Me, Curious Incident…, Gigi, Bridges of Madison County, If/Then, Macbeth, Death of a Salesman, Follies, Sister Act, A Steady Rain, Shrek, The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Tarzan, Nine, Gypsy, Sweet Smell of Success, The Invention Of Love, Aida, The Iceman Cometh, Chicago, Sideshow, Steel Pier. Film credits: Peter Pan-Live NBC, Sound of Music-Live NBC, It’s Complicated, Angels In America (Emmy Nominated), Too Wong Foo…
Jennifer Lord - Natural Hair Consultant
Jennifer Lord is an award-winning hair stylist determined to change the perception of natural hair. Along with her commitment to social justice, she’s worked behind the curtain of some of the country’s most exclusive runway shows during New York Fashion Week and recently styled for The Met Gala, 2021. Jennifer entered the theatre industry in 2019 and is now educating hair stylists in theater, film and television on the historical components of natural hair.
Ben Cohn - Musical Director
Broadway: Wicked (assistant conductor), The Woman in White, …Spelling Bee, Wonderful Town, In My Life. Pre-Broadway: The Book of Mormon, 9 to 5, Anastasia, Finding Neverland. MD for Clay Aiken, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump Street, Stephanie J. Block, BCEFA. Ben’s arrangements have been heard on TV, albums, concerts, theme parks and cruise lines. Ithaca and NYU grad. Love to Sean and Allister.
Garret Healey - Music Director - Tour
Garret Healey has been with the Dear Evan Hansen tour since its opening in 2018 and was fortunate enough to make his Broadway debut with the show in 2019. He has also toured with the musical Kinky Boots as Associate Music Director and has worked as a keyboardist for Carnival Cruise Lines. In addition to his work as a music director, he is passionate about education and spent the 2020-2021 school year as a paraprofessional at Stoneham Central Middle School in Stoneham, MA. Love to Mom, Dad, Evan and Jack.
Matt Smith - UK Musical Director
Matt studied at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Most recently, Matt was the Musical Director for School of Rock (The Gillian Lynne Theatre). Other credits include – as Musical Supervisor: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (UK Tours), The Last Tango (Phoenix Theatre/UK Tour) and Love Me Tender (UK Tour). As Musical Director and co-Arranger: Cilla (ITV drama), The Infidel (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Taboo (Brixton Club House). As MD and Vocal Arranger: Water Babies (Leicester Curve). As Musical Director: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (The Aldwych Theatre), Unmasked (The Other Palace), Never Forget (Savoy Theatre/UK Tours), We Will Rock You (North American Tour, Ass. Musical Supervisor), Some Girl I Used To Know (Arts Theatre), The Prodigals (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), We Will Rock You (Stuttgart/Berlin), Footloose (UK/European tours), The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour), Thriller Live (Lyric Theatre, AMD), Cinderella (New Wimbledon Theatre), Bohemian Rhapsody (UK & Monaco), This Is Elvis (UK Tour), Dancing In The Streets (UK Tour). Matt is a patron of NK Theatre Arts in Manchester.
Tara Rubin Casting /Kevin Metzger-Timson, C.S.A. - Casting Director
Selected Broadway: Falsettos; Miss Saigon; A Bronx Tale; Cats; Disaster!; School of Rock; Dr Zhivago; It Shoulda Been You; Gigi; Bullets Over Broadway; Aladdin; Les Misérables; Mothers and Sons; Big Fish; The Heiress; How to Succeed..; A Little Night Music; Billy Elliot; Shrek; Guys and Dolls; Young Frankenstein; The Little Mermaid; Mary Poppins; Spamalot; …Spelling Bee; The Producers; Mamma Mia!; Jersey Boys; The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Terms of Endearment; The Band’s Visit; Here Lies Love; Old Jews Telling Jokes; Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Regional: Yale Repertory Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Bucks County Playhouse.
Jill Green CDG - UK Casting
Casting Director – Jill Green CDG
Casting Associate – Amy Beadel
Jill is a full member and Amy is a probationary member of The Casting Directors’ Guild of Great Britain and Ireland.
Theatre includes: Touching The Void (Duke of York’s/Bristol Old Vic & Tour); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Bridge/ West Yorkshire Playhouse); War Horse (2015-2020); 101 Dalmatians (Regent’s Park Open Air); Hairspray (London Coliseum); The Lion King Tour (2015-2016/Current Tour); The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time (2015-2019); Kinky Boots (Adelphi/UK & Ireland Tour); Disney’s Aladdin (Prince Edward); Jersey Boys (Prince Edward/Piccadilly/UK & Ireland Tours 2007-2019); Young Frankenstein (Garrick); Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Aldwych/UK & Ireland Tour); Lazarus (Kings Cross Theatre); Jane Eyre (UK Tour 2017/National Theatre); La Strada (UK Tour 2017); Show Boat (New London/Crucible Theatre Sheffield); The Scottsboro Boys (UK Casting, Garrick/Young Vic); The Producers (Theatre Royal Drury Lane/UK Tours); Fosse (Prince Of Wales).
Recent London Workshops include: Roman Holiday; What’s New Pussycat; Famous Five; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe; Becoming Nancy; Pink Floyd’s The Wall (Workshops 2 and 3).
Danny Sharron - Senior Associate Director
is a Brooklyn-based director of new plays/musicals, committed to creating work about the LGBTQ+ and Middle Eastern communities. Recent directing: The Model American (Williamstown, world premiere). Associate: Public Theater, MTC, Playwrights Horizons, Old Globe, Huntington. Fellowships: NYTW, Williamstown, Drama League, Ars Nova. Full credits: dannysharron.com
Trey Ellett - Associate Director
Director: First all Mandarin version of Rent (Shanghai). Assistant/Associate Director: Next to Normal (The Kennedy Center), the 20th Anniversary US Tour of Rent. As an actor, he was on Broadway in Amélie, and Rent (Mark).
Jon Emmanuel - UK Associate Director
Associate Director: Jersey Boys (Prince Edward/Piccadilly/ Tour); Driving Miss Daisy (Wyndhams/Tour).
Resident Director: Fame (Aldwych); Children’s Director Tommy (Tour).
Director: Buddy (Channel Islands); CBeebies Television Jack and Jill (BBC1); Sleeping Beauty & Dick Whittington (Blackpool/Basingstoke); Cinderella (Grimsby).
Acting includes: Lautrec (Shaftesbury); Fame (Aldwych); Copacabana (Prince of Wales); Stella Award – Best Actor of the year for Bill Snibson – Me And My Girl; Max – Lend Me A Tenor (both Westcliff); Brad – The Rocky Horror Show (Paris).
Candis C. Jones - Associate Director
NEW YORK: The Public Theater: cullud wattah, shadow/land ; NYU Tisch: Everybody; Joe’s Pub: Trapt; Fault Line Theater/New Group: shadow/land; American Academy: The Wolves; New Black Fest: Brother Rabbit; The Drama League: New Shoes; Primary Stages: Morning in America. DC AREA: Kennedy Center: Name Calling. REGIONAL: Williamstown Theatre Festival: Solo Plays by Black Playwrights; Signature Theatre: Detroit ’67; Alliance Theater: 53% OF; Bay Area Playwrights Festival: House of the Negro Insane; Detroit Public Theater: Pipeline; A.C.T. New Strands Festival: Nike. INTERNATIONAL: Zanzibar International Film Fest: TEMBO!. AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS: 2016 Lilly Award, WP Theater’s 2018-2020 Lab, Drama League Alumni. UPCOMING: Page 73: Bitch; Williamstown Theatre Festival: Solo Plays by Blck Playwrights; Cincinnati Playhouse: School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. www.candiscjones.com
Mark Myars - Associate Choreographer
Broadway Associate: The Cher Show, My Fair Lady (LCT, National Tour), SpongeBob Squarepants, War Paint, If/Then. International Supervisor: Wicked. Choreographer: Dancin’ Broadway (tour), Joseph….(Casa Mañana). www.markmyars.com
Jennifer Rias - Associate Choreographer
Original Broadway Companies: The Cher Show, Escape to Margaritaville, War Paint and Aladdin. Broadway Debut: Rock of Ages.
Additional NY credits: Into the Woods at the Delacorte, Rockette at Radio City Music Hall!
Choreographer: Spamalot at Ogunquit Playhouse.
Mom to Carson, Step Mama to Cooper & Camryn, and the lucky Wife of Mike Cannon.
Greif, Mefford and Myars…Thank you.
Annalisa Rossi - UK Associate Choreographer
West End: Scrooge, Cats, Westside Story, Mamma Mia, Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, Sweet Charity, Betty Blue Eyes.
Off West End/Tour: Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Much Ado about Nothing, Hello Dolly, Sunset Boulevard, Sweet Charity, After Miss Julie, Jolson, Scrooge.
Television: Miranda (BBC). The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS). Film: The Dresser (BBC2)
Choreography/Creative Development: Fun Home (Associate.) Sunshine On Leith (Associate). Goodnight Mr. Tom (Assistant). Bullish (Choreographer). Les Miserables (film)
Jonathan Warren - Associate Choreographer
Broadway/Tour includes Wicked, The Sound of Music, A Night with Janis Joplin, and Peter Pan. International: Wicked Mexico City (Asst. Dance Supervisor). Regional work at Goodspeed, A.C.T., The 5th Ave, The McCarter, The Marriott, and Music Theatre of Wichita. SDC Member. Love to James.
Judith Schoenfeld - Production Supervisor
Judith Schoenfeld has been a part of Dear Evan Hansen at Arena Stage in DC and here in New York at Second Stage.
Broadway: IF/THEN, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens. Off-Broadway: Productions at Second Stage Theatre, The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Theatre for a New Audience, Mabou Mines, and Classic Stage Company. Additional work Williamstown Theater Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Goodspeed Opera House, Arena Stage, Dallas Theatre Center and Great Lakes Theatre Festival. She is a graduate the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Jovon E. Shuck - Production Stage Manager - Tour
Jovon is a proud graduate of Michigan State University. His credits include the National Tours of: Miss Saigon, Waitress, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s The Lion King, and Monty Python’s Spamalot. Much love to Sheila Marie, always.
Steve Burnett - Company Manager - London
Training: Rose Bruford College
West End Theatre includes: Motown, Memphis, Stephen Ward, Jersey Boys, Rock Of Ages, Wicked, The Producers, Bombay Dreams, The King And I, Grease, Damn Yankees, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, A Clockwork Orange, A Life in the Theatre, The Foreigner, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cabaret, Guys and Dolls.
Seasons at Scottish Opera, Newcastle Playhouse, Derby Playhouse.
Film: Jesus Christ Superstar.
Steve has been the Company Manager for the Laurence Olivier Awards for the past 10 years.
Steve is the holder of a Private Pilots’ Licence and Power Boat Licence.
Graham Harrison - Stage Manager - London
Training: Guildford School of Acting
Theatre includes: West End – Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly), The Wind in the Willows (Palladium), Matilda (Cambridge), The Wizard of Oz (Palladium), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Palace), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Adelphi), Mary Poppins (Prince Edward), The Lion King (Lyceum), Bombay Dreams (Apollo Victoria), Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria).
UK & International Tours include The King and I, Impossible Magic, Matilda, The Girls.
Brendan M. Fay - Stage Manager - Broadway
Broadway: Paramour, Bright Star, Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway: Notes from the Field (Second Stage), Dry Powder (The Public), Spamilton, The American Pilot (MTC), Forbidden Broadway, Mr. President. Tour: I Love You, You’re Perfect…; Forbidden Broadway/Hollywood. Major Regional: Gotta Dance, Jersey Boys, Princesses.
Michael Krug - Stage Manager - Tour
Michael Krug has worked in hundreds of theatres, on thousands of performances, seen by millions of people around the world. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.” DFTBA.
Mark McGowan - Deputy Stage Manager - London
Training: Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
West End Theatre includes: Hairspray (Coliseum), Waitress (Adelphi), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Piccadilly), Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly), School of Rock (New London), Beautiful (Aldwych), Matilda The Musical (Cambridge).
Work for the Royal Shakespeare Company includes: Cardenio, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Marat/Sade, King John, Richard III, and Rise of the Aztecs.
Danielle Buccino - Assistant Stage Manager - Broadway
Graduate of Wagner College. Off-Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, The Substance of Fire (Second Stage Theatre); The Select (The Sun Also Rises); Things of Dry Hours (NYTW). Many thanks to my friends and family for their continued love and support.
Katelynn Cooper - Assistant Stage Manager – Tour
Broadway: Matilda, Dear Evan Hansen, Amazing Grace. National Tours: My Fair Lady, School of Rock, Matilda. Off-Broadway: Jersey Boys, The Play That Goes Wrong, Clinton: The Musical. Television: Peter Pan Live!. Off Broadway & Regional: Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights Horizons, Classic Stage Company, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Goodspeed Musicals. Co-Author of the forthcoming book, Braving the Bronx River. BFA Stage/Production Management, Emerson College.
Hannah Birtwistle-Crossland - Assistant Stage Manager – London
Credits include: Amélie The Musical (The Criterion Theatre), Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (The Palace Theatre), 42nd Street (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), A Christmas Carol (Dominion Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Bridge Theatre), Close Quarters, hang and Standing At The Skye’s Edge (Crucible Theatre & Studio, Sheffield), The Importance of Being Earnest (The Octagon Theatre, Bolton), To Gillie With Love and Show Boat (The Gillian Lynne Theatre), Peter Pan (The Bromley Theatre).
UK and international tours Include: Wind in The Willows, War Horse & Far Gone.
Tom Fisher - Assistant Stage Manager - London
Training: Guildford School of Acting
Credits include: The King and I (UK Tour and Theatre Orb, Tokyo), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Piccadilly Theatre), Strictly Ballroom the Musical (Piccadilly Theatre), Dick Whittington (London Palladium), The Wind in the Willows (London Palladium), Impossible Magic (Kallang Theatre, Singapore), Aladdin (SEC Armadillo, Glasgow) and Little Shop of Horrors (UK Tour).
Afua Nuamah - Assistant Stage Manager – London
Afua Nuamah is a recent graduate from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
West End Theatre: Hamilton (Stage Management Dep, Victoria Palace Theatre)
Other Productions: Run It Back (ASM, Fairfield Halls), Curated by Carlos: Triple Bill (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare Gardens).
She is excited to be joining the Dear Evan Hansen team and is grateful for the continued support of her friends and family.